Real Madrid News
Real Madrid believe they have done everything to sign top target, player yet to say yes
It is no secret that Real Madrid have made it a mission to secure the signing of Jude Bellingham in the summer transfer window of 2023.
The Merengues are intent on signing a new top-quality midfielder as they look to transition from the veteran pairing of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. And Bellingham has emerged as the top target for the Spanish capital giants.
Real Madrid have been hard at work to try and tie up the signing of the England international for months together now. And, according to MARCA, Los Blancos believe that they have done everything in their power to sign Bellingham.
Their efforts to sign Bellingham nearly pay off as reports have indicated that the 19-year-old is preferring a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. However, Bellingham has yet to give a definitive yes to the Merengues.
It is further stated that Bellingham is aware of the contractual details that Los Blancos would be offering him while he understands what it would mean to don the whites of Real Madrid.
At the same time, Real Madrid are aware of the competition that Manchester City offer in the race while they have not forgotten about Liverpool either, who remain in the hunt despite reports suggesting that they have moved on to other targets.
Dortmund, for their part, are preparing for the potential departure of Bellingham but would demand a fee in excess of €120 million for his services.
However, Real Madrid are of the idea that they will offer €100 million in fixed payments and cover the rest of it in variables and add-ons.
While the two clubs share a good relationship, negotiations will still be tricky as both parties would seek to benefit most from the deal. Everyone involved will seek a swift resolution to the matter and look to avoid a long-drawn saga.
Real Madrid News
Real Madrid offered the chance to sign Brazilian striker, one of 4-5 names on radar
There is no secret that Real Madrid might consider a move for a new striker in the coming summer. With Karim Benzema slowly nearing the end of his career, the club are looking for a viable alternative ahead of the new season.
Carlo Ancelotti has been left impressed by the performances of Rodrygo in the centre forward position. But the club could still use the services of a more recognised option in the number nine position.
The Spanish giants are reportedly assessing La Liga for a potential low-cost option. But they are also open to looking through in other leagues, in their bid to add more depth in the attacking department.
To that end, Fabrizio Romano claims Real Madrid are eyeing a swoop for Roberto Firmino. The Liverpool star has become the latest player to be shortlisted by Los Blancos, with his current contract at Liverpool expiring at the end of the season.
Formerly of TSG Hoffenheim, Firmino has a stellar track record of performing in Europe. He has scored 110 goals in 361 competitive matches during his time at Liverpool, winning the Premier League and the Champions League title.
A centre forward by trade, Roberto is known for his tactical flexibility and the ability to shift into wider areas to build up the player.
It makes him an appealing target for Real Madrid, who would prefer a versatile striker in their ranks that can not only provide cover for Benzema but also the likes of Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo.
Real Madrid, though, are yet to hold any discussions with Roberto Firmino just yet. He has just been added to the list of targets and one would expect the Spanish giants to make a move once the season is over and the player becomes a free agent.